Forest coach Davies gets five-game ban

04 March 2014 03:16

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies has been given a five-game touchline ban and a £9,000 ($15,000, 11,000 euros) fine for using abusive language towards a referee, the Football Association announced on Tuesday.

The Scot accepted an FA misconduct charge last week relating to an incident at half-time of his side's 2-2 draw at home to Leicester City in the second-tier Championship last month.

Davies was angered by referee Andrew Taylor's failure to send off Leicester's Wes Morgan for a last-man foul on Jamie Mackie in the penalty area, but he denied making contact with the official.

"Davies admitted the first breach that he used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards the match referee in or around the tunnel area at half-time of this fixture," read a statement on the FA website.

"However, he denied the second breach of improper conduct, which alleged that he deliberately made contact with the match referee. This charge was found proven."

Source: AFP